William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody ALS to His Sister Julia
Cody, William F. "Buffalo Bill" (1846-1917). ALS, 1p, 8.25 x 10 in., on Waldorf-Astoria stationary, dated at New York, Dec. 14, 1913, addressed to his sister Julia, signed "Brother." Text reads in full: Dear Sister Julia / Here is 10 shares of my mining stock. Which will be worth par value some day. / Am still hustling. Will got to North Platte for Christmas if I can get through here. Will be here until 22d / Do hope you are well and happy. I am feeling fine these days but a rest would do me good.
Cody penned this letter toward the end of a very rough year. His Wild West Show had gone bankrupt in July and his creditors had seized and auctioned off the assets. After reluctantly joining Sells-Floto Circus to raise money, he attempted to resurrect his show -- note the line "Am still hustling" -- but was not able to return it to its former glory before his death in January 1917.
Typical folds, else very good.